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Now even Google thinks I'm an idgit...

posted Mar 27, 2011, 7:12 PM by Heather S   [ updated Apr 26, 2011, 5:12 PM ]
So I was sending an email tonight and as soon as I hit "send" this message pops up:

So of course my first reaction is to wonder what I was planning on attaching.  I didn't remember wanting to attach anything, but if Google says I was, well then Google must be right, right?  I mean, they're Google.  You don't question Google.

Now, let me explain that I am incredibly anal about emails and making sure that they are free from typos and convey what I'm trying to convey.  I reread emails like 2 oar 3 times (possibly more) before I hit "send".   However, I am also a horrible proofreader, so my need for perfection and my proofreading deficiencies often cause me much angst.  Like, sometimes I'll send an email, go read it again after I've sent it (just to make sure) and I'll find something that I missed.  This really is a fate worse than death in my mind.  Worse. Than. Death.  OK, well that may be a slight exaggeration, but you get the gist.

Anyway, after I did a Ctrl+F and searched for the word "attached" I realized that I didn't mean to attach anything after all.  I was talking about something being attached to something else.

Regardless, thank you, Google for making me second guess myself.  As if I wasn't insecure enough...

Seriously though, it actually is a good feature, no?  I mean how many emails have you gotten where some bonehead has forgotten to attach something?   Obviously it's not something that I myself have ever done, but for all you average small-brained schmos this feature is quite genius...

Actually, on second thought, it'll deprive me of being able to send out those "You forgot to attach the attachment, you dumbass" emails which is really one of the simple joys in my I take it all back.  It's a terrible feature.  Wost feature ever, really. 

Fuck you, Google.  I hate you.